As the year draws to an end, I particularly want to highlight several people, events, or things that have inspired me this year (in no particular order, choosing among a longer list):
Singing and performing in the choral workshop with 400 other people in the San Francisco Davis Symphony Hall under the maestro, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus Director, Ragner Bohlin – a spiritual and beautiful experience during the Christmas season. (I can just barely see myself in the alto section!)Learn to concentrate on Five Areas of your life (95% of your time) in the immediate one year and assign tasks to these Five Key Areas in your daily life, while making sure the other non-related tasks take up as little as 5% of your time, said Peter Bregman in his book “18 Minutes”. I want to be more flexible with the 95% and would be happy if I can use 80-85% for my 5 Key Areas. This helps me to focus on the important areas of my life and makes me realize that I am spending too much time on unimportant tasks. Here is a simple example adapted from Bregman.
Using apps to read e-book on my iPhone or tablet with Blio (from public library) or Kindle (paid or free download). I can read more interesting books easier, faster and cheaper, which also makes my workout more interesting! By the way, I am totally thrilled with my old phone 4, which was upgraded to the iOS 7 operating system, giving my phone a complete facelift!
(Image courtesy of theguardian.com)
I am also inspired by all the blogger’s posts I have read throughout the year and am totally grateful to my followers for all your support.
Here’s to a wonderful 2014 to you all!